Hover Definition

hŭvər, hŏv-
hovered, hovering, hovers
verb
hovered, hovering, hovers
To remain floating, suspended, or fluttering in the air.
Gulls hovering over the waves.
American Heritage
To stay suspended or flutter in the air near one place.
Webster's New World
To linger or wait close by, esp. in an overprotective, insistent, or anxious way.
Webster's New World
To be in an uncertain condition; waver (between)
Webster's New World
To position a pointer over an object or area of the screen, causing a pop-up box to appear or other change to occur.
Hover over the image to display the filename.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
liesettlerest
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noun
hovers
The act of hovering.
Webster's New World
The act or state of hovering.
A helicopter in hover.
American Heritage
Wiktionary

Origin of Hover

  • Middle English hoveren frequentative of hoven

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English hoveren frequentative of hoven

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English hoveren (frequentative of hoven).

    From Wiktionary

  • Unknown

    From Wiktionary

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